Yesterday I duck dived a wave and something really strange happened; it felt somewhat like I had created an air bubble around my face as I duck dived because I didn't feel the bite of cold water on my face/forehead even after reaching the surface. Maybe my hood visor helped somehow?
Does anyone change their approach to duck diving in the winter to avoid / minimize the brain freeze?
The only thing I really do to adjust to cold water is better time my paddle outs and try to avoid duck diving all together.
I completely change my game plan in the winter, its all about avoiding the duck dive. I have come to master the technique of waiting till last minute, busting through the lip with my head turned back towards shore, least water penetration! Its always funny watching guys do the craziest manuevers to avoid going under.
i have one of those hoods built into a rashguard but the part that is sopposed to be tucked underneath the wetsuit is too short and the hood always comes untucked making me look like an idiot because the neck of my hood is on the outside of my wetsuit
bodyboardNJ: Hey brother. The neck of the hood on the attached rash guard/hood is actually supposed to go over the neck ofthe wetsuit. You might try folding it up when you are putting on your wetsuit, and then cinching the neck good and tight, and then folding it down over the neck of the wetsuit. Works for me! Aloha!